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Head on in for a unique dining experience with the history of Sandpoint sprinkled throughout. The building is filled with exposed brick, open kitchen experience, black metal and copper accents, creating a relaxed and warm ambiance to enjoy our scratch made pasta and individually smoked cocktails. From the refurbished historic articles telling the tale of the building; to the “Ghost Sign” revealed on the exterior, it truly encapsulates the historic beauty of the space. There are marvels to discover with each visit.


Both our cocktail menu and food menu are seasonal to assure an ever changing variety of flavors and creations. With house made ingredients that are reflected in the food dishes. Our chefs aim to bring a fusion of styles of cooking to your table with their cultural culinary backgrounds and experience. The bartenders focus on mixology to create drinks that are authentic to the area, with carefully selected liquor to provide a top shelf experience; along with locally sourced beer and wine supporting other small businesses. 


The menu consists of scratch made ingredients and local products allow our experienced chefs the creative freedom who have lived in Sandpoint and all around the amazing Inland Northwest. We strive to bring you the best food and drink Sandpoint has to offer while growing and honing our skills to offer outstanding dishes with excellent service consistently. Accompanied by caring individuals serving up the value they take in their craft. The depth of knowledge amongst our staff is second to none, creating a memorable experience for every occasion.


That's Us

It’s all rooted back in 1909, when Sandpoint, Idaho added the first electric streetcar line, Sandpoint Interurban. Prior to this, residents would have to either walk or ride a horse to travel
from Sandpoint to Kootenai; students walked up to 3 miles to school each day.


A series of Real Estate and Investment companies, along with the Newspaper Publishers were steadily growing the downtown area, especially the Main Street block. In 1913 the Interurban Railway would break ground on a brick building to serve as a railway depot station at the corner
of Main Street and Second Avenue; 113 Main Street. 


The building would have 3 office spaces in the front of the building, and the entire back would be occupied by the Interurban Railway and Great Northern Express Company for office and freight. The offices would be occupied by a hardware store, a real estate company, and a proprietor company.


Through financial ups and downs, the building went through multiple owners with different hopes for the space. Ultimately, by 1921 Martin & amp; Grant were to move into 113 Main Street with their grocery store. There were renovations done at this point to remove the office partitions and make the building one large room. The grocery store then went through many different owners, but remained a staple place for residents to shop.


It wasn’t until 1927 that the building morphed again. Taylor Motor Company moves in and uses the space as a showroom for their automobiles. Their used car lot was on the corner of Second Avenue and Church Street, running along the block with 113 Main Street. Sandpoint Cleaners


purchased the building in 1943 which was in business through two owners over 30 years. In 1976, Truby’s Health Mart announced they purchased the little brick building on the corner of Main Street. There was a high demand for alternative options for healthy food and more natural products among residents in Sandpoint; so this was the perfect solution. Upon Bill Truby’s passing in 2011, his family maintained the business for a while, until they sold it to John Ford in 2015.


Ford’s intent was to restore the building to its original glory after over 100 years of standing. This was no small task. Over time loads and loads of materials were hauled out, but the structure has good bones, and there were no leaks or a single piece of rotted wood. Once the space was in shape, there was an event to showcase another historic refurbishing held at the building. A 1920s era Allan Herschell Carousel with antique wood horses.


In June of 2021, the for sale sign was once again removed from the building. Local Restaurateur, Justin Dick, and his wife Shaunavee purchased the property. With demolition pending on Trinity at City Beach, the other restaurant Dick owns, the opportunity to create a new menu, and environment for Sandpoint residents and visitors can indulge at. With a fully customized kitchen and bar, top tier staff in the front of house and back of house; there is no limit to the delicious creations produced with 113 Main Eatery.

History of the

113 Building

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